CGI animated feature from Dreamworks Studios. When a group of pampered Central Park Zoo animals find themselves transported to the wild, they find that their easy life in captivity hasn't prepared them in the slightest for the real world. Alex the Lion (voiced by Ben Stiller), Marty the Zebra (Chris Rock), Gloria the Hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith) and Melman the Giraffe (David Schwimmer) are star attractions at the Central Park Zoo in New York. When they find themselves mixed up in an attempted zoo-break by the cunning penguins, the keepers decide that the animals are restless and return them to the wild. On the island of Madagascar, the animals are having a hard time adjusting, but when they meet eccentric King Julien (Sacha Baron Cohen), they start to find life a bit easier, even if Alex the Lion is gradually reverting to his more primal instincts.